Venti Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide – Version 2.6 – April 2022
UPDATED FOR 2.6 😁!
Table of Contents
- 1 PSA #1: Support’s job is to make DPS’ job much easier. Pretty much the wing man of the team if juicy damage numbers were a lady
- 2 PSA #2: Both Venti’s abilities scale off ATK. This is what you can, and should, see when you slap on some damage
- 3 WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best Supporting): The Stringless
- 4 ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best Supporting): Viridescent Venerer
PSA #1: Support’s job is to make DPS’ job much easier. Pretty much the wing man of the team if juicy damage numbers were a lady
PSA #2: Both Venti’s abilities scale off ATK. This is what you can, and should, see when you slap on some damage
You generally don’t ever want to Hold E. Tapping E is much more spammable and great for energy regeneration
IMPORTANT TIP: You can animation cancel E by Normal Attacking immediately after it casts for free damage!
- Tap E: will create the current in front of you, targeting an enemy and has a shorter CD (much better to use!)
- Hold E: will create the current directly under you, throwing you into the air and has a longer CD
BOTH variations will still cause Swirl procs but it doesn’t last too long, so make sure you use them AFTER a consistent elemental skill has been activated (like Fischl E, Xiangling E, Kaeya ult, etc…)
The Q can enhance the elemental DMG of whatever element gets infused, but it’s not very picky on what it picks up. This means if you Q an enemy with an element infused (for instance Slimes), the Q will most likely be infused with that element rather than the one you want to add.
A great way to prevent this is to apply your element first BEFORE using Venti Q. This isn’t a surefire method, but it’s more consistent than just simply gambling
What this means is:
- Venti’s Q is actually a 45 cost burst
- Team member who proc’s the infused swirl gets 15 energy
While you should be trying to cause elemental reactions whenever you can with Venti, save them for his ultimate. His ultimate serves as not only (probably the best) CC in the game, but also a damage buffer! Also his ultimate is extremely spammable, so use it whenever its up
Talent Leveling Order: E = Q > Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best Supporting): The Stringless
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
The Stringless is one of Venti’s best weapons (arguably the best in slot) since the burst DMG bonus also affects the constant slashing Anemo damage in the Q. Not to mention it provides a nice chunk of EM and extremely easy to R5 for maximum Skill + Burst bonuses
Elegy of the End is also extremely good for Venti, but unfortunately Venti does not benefit from the ATK buff (only the EM buff) since his Q is a snapshot and not dynamic. It would be listed as BiS if not for the fact that it’s a 5-star weapon, as well as incredibly hard to maximize it’s buffs consistently.
Windblume Ode is a decent EM placeholder, and can provide a juicy ATK buff periodically. Great alternative if you don’t have Stringless!
Sacrificial Bow/Favonius Warbow are decent, but you won’t really need help with energy (since Venti is a walking battery), and you his E doesn’t need a hard reset to spam to begin with!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for best Supporting): Viridescent Venerer
How do I get it D: ? – Valley of Remembrance Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
4x Viridescent is the only time artifact set that I will ever say is ABSOLUTELY necessary to turn Venti into a late-game face puncher. Literally you will have a “how it feels to chew 5 gum” moment when you try this set out. Not only does it deal additional Anemo DMG, but also buffs Swirl on top of reducing an enemy’s resistance to the Swirl’d element… It’s such a strong set for generally any Anemo support!
You can run a combination 2x Exile + 2x Scholar for even faster ultimate charge early on. Noblesse Oblige isn’t the greatest fit on Venti, but can be a great placeholder 4x set until you can farm out proper substats for your Viridescent pieces!
|ATK% or EM||Anemo DMG%||CRIT%/CRIT DMG or EM|
Substats: EM > ER% ATK% > CRIT%/CRIT DMG
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.
Do you think the Windblume bow is better than stringless or should stringless be stuck with? I also do have the skyward harp so…Idunno which of those to go with.
Does his “Stormeye” passive triggers while he is off the field?
Why isn’t Elegy listed for his weapons?
Just haven’t gotten around to editing some of the older character post :P. Will update it soon as I go down the list
Ah alright, please take your time! Your guides are extremely helpful to me and I appreciate your work.